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Ottawa
Canada's capital is a compact, clean, cleverly planned center of culture and politics and a destination for every season. Start downtown at the architecturally stunning National Gallery of Canada, and don't miss the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Rideau Canal offers boating in the summer and turns into the world’s largest skating rink when frozen in the winter. Gatineau Park attracts cyclists and walkers, while Byward Market blends old and new Ottawa.

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Canadian War Museum
Canadian War Museum
Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich... more Owner description: The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Military Museums
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Parliament Hill and Buildings
Parliament Hill and Buildings
Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the... more Owner description: Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Historic Sites
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Rideau Canal
Rideau Canal
One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Owner description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and... more Owner description: Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Beaver Tails Pastries
Beaver Tails Pastries
Ranked #1 of 2,736 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price: $3 - $5
Cuisines: Fast Food, Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Fraser Cafe
Fraser Cafe
Ranked #2 of 2,736 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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NeXT
NeXT
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Stittsville
Price: $18 - $41
Cuisines: American, Asian, Canadian
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Absinthe
Absinthe
Ranked #4 of 2,736 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price: $4 - $21
Cuisines: French, European, Canadian, International
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Aroma Meze
Aroma Meze
Ranked #5 of 2,736 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, European, Greek
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa
Angela's Bed & Breakfast Ottawa
$51 - $81 (CA$69 - CA$110)
Ranked #3 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
2.0 of 5
Ottawa Backpackers Inn
$23 - $145 (CA$31 - CA$196)
Ranked #1 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Ottawa
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Spoiled Rotten Bed & Breakfast
Spoiled Rotten Bed & Breakfast
$52 - $152
Ranked #11 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
2.0 of 5
Auberge The King Edward Bed and Breakfast
$97 - $124 (CA$131 - CA$168)
Ranked #1 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns
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The Business Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
The Business Inn & Suites
$92 - $123 (CA$124 - CA$166)
Ranked #8 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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Albert House Inn
3.0 of 5
Albert House Inn
$81 - $137 (CA$109 - CA$185)
Ranked #4 of 53 Ottawa B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
4.0 of 5
Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
$164 - $330
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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Lord Elgin
4.0 of 5
Lord Elgin
$155 - $310 (CA$209 - CA$419)
Ranked #5 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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The Westin Ottawa
4.0 of 5
The Westin Ottawa
$195 - $582
Ranked #7 of 67 Hotels in Ottawa
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